What is the Physical Disability Provision and who is it for?
The provision has been at Tottington Primary School since 1999. There are places for 10 children from YR-Y6. Physical disabilities may affect, either temporarily or permanently, a person’s physical capacity and/or mobility. There are may different causes of physical disabilities but they can include inherited or genetic disorders, serious illnesses, and injury. Our Physical Disability resourced provision can cater for children who have a variety of P.D such:
- Acquired brain injury
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Spina bifida
- Cerebral palsy
- Cystic fibrosis (CF)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Tourette syndrome
All the children with resourced provision places either have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) or are at SEN Support+ with targeted support for their physical & academic needs.
What provision do the children receive?
All the children are members of a mainstream class and as such they take part in all the class/school activities. All the children are assessed and provided for on a basis of individual need. Each child has an APDR with both health and learning targets which are reviewed and revised each term. Each child receives:
- Up to 5 individualised physio therapy sessions per week delivered by a trained LSA in the physiotherapy suite.
- up to 2 computer aided physical interactive technology sessions a week to encourage strengthening, movement and exercise.
- Daily Life skill coaching sessions.
- Participation in Speech & Language run daily, working on specific speech and language programmes which are devised by the speech and language therapists and delivered by LSAs.
- Individualised or small group teaching time working on personalised programmes in English & Maths. Teaching is planned and delivered by the teachers with LSA's supporting and scaffolding.
- LSA work in class with the children for all subjects and activities. Assistive technology is used when required to encourage independence and confidence building.
Who works in the Physical Disability Resourced Provision?
We are staffed by:
- Experienced Learning Support Assistant's are trained in Moving & Handling, Intimate Care and Physio Therapy.
- NHS Occupation Therapists work closely with LSAs and make regular visits into school create an overall treatment program that people with disabilities in order to promote the individual’s ability to perform daily activities in a way that enhances their quality of life, and makes it possible to enjoy independent living.
- Physio Therapist devise individualised physio programmes for each pupil.
There is a close liaison between provision staff and class teachers.
- Close liason between Speech and Language Therapy to target S&L needs.
- Regular visits from Wheelchair services to ensure equipment is maintain to the very highest standards.